Just figured it’s time for a quick update about how things have been going. Right now we are super close to showtime for Legally Blonde at Oakridge High School, the dates are March 21st through the 23rd. I am currently on break at Muskegon Community -thank the Lord- which has been very nice to just focus on high school. Festival for choir is coming up in a few weeks and I’m aiming high for that, and of course, life at home has been great. Not too much else is keeping my interest, just the musical, choir, and school… is it bad that it’s in that order? Oh well. Hope ya’ll are having a great week and I’ll try to update a bit more regularly!
Well, it is Monday and I’ve got a little quote to get us through the rest of the week!
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela
I have so much respect for Mandela and all of his teachings, he is such a strong man and even though he is gone, he is still so brilliant and strong. And this quote, well to me it means that, through your choices you cannot back down and run away, you can not accept or expect the worst, you have to push forward and to let yourself hope and dream and become what you want.
So, now we’re rounding on the Quote of the Week, number three and I have a fun little lyric for ya’ll, so here it is:
“If you’re lost and alone. Or you’re sinking like a stone, Carry on.” ~ Fun.
I felt the need to add some song lyrics for this week because I love incorporating music into everything, as most people know. Now, to determine what this quote means is only up to you, but I will tell you what it means to me…
To me, this quote is just a good way of saying, no matter how dark it is, how many sleepless nights you have, and how unreal your life may seem, it will all end, you just need to keep going. You have to force yourself to go through the motions and sooner or later, you won’t be forcing yourself at all. Everything gets better, everything comes to an end, including the dark days and sleepless nights.
Hey guys, sorry it’s a bit late, but here’s the second quote for “Quote of the Week”!
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Author Unknown
Basically, to me, this means that you first have to find the strength to live your dreams and try something new and just do, rather than just making plans and not following through with them. If at first you don’t succeed, you try again, and you keep trying until everything adds together. I have a dream to study and major in music, and I’m going to be doing that, I’ve already started. But, I would never have the drive to put me there if I didn’t believe in myself and take initiative. So, take the initiative and do what you want!
Well, just an update on how these “Yes Man” weeks are going, and to be honest, it’s harder than I thought. Simple questions that you answer on a daily basis with “no” are now becoming “yes”, and it’s changing my day with a simple word. I normally get up in the morning, shower, get ready, on the bus, through school, then to rehearsal, and extra activities I may have. It’s been switched up a bit, I still get ready, go through my day, but I add things that to me are kind of different. For example, now I get breakfast at school because people ask me to join them. But, more drastic decisions have occurred as well, such as helping with a bunch of activities at the school and making that difference. It’s kind of weird to participate in things I would normally just blow off.
So, I’ve decided to start something new this week, and hopefully I’ll be able to keep updated on it pretty well with my busy schedule. I’m trying out a quote of the week, not just to inspire others, but to give me some motivation as well! I’ll be posting a new quote every week, I will provide the quote, author, and what the quote means for me. I may do a follow up to see how the quote has changed my week by thinking of it and applying it. I will try to post these every Monday -obviously not this week-, and keep them going.
This week my quote is:
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” ~Emory Austin
To me, this quote is pretty much related to my life, not only because music is my life and what truly inspires me, but also because everyone has had “those days”. Some days I get up and get ready for my day, and something just ruins it. Whether that be an argument the night before, the lack of sleep I get, or any other thing that throws me off. What I have to remember is to just keep singing, no matter what kills the song in my heart that day. It may be hard to do, you may want to just forget everything and crawl back in bed and let the day be over, but you cannot just give up. You keep pushing, keep dancing, acting like nothing bothers you, and just remember why that song is there to begin with.
So, I have officially decided I need to buckle down and attempt the things I can do right now on my bucket list. Some of those things are pretty expensive and include traveling, so I cannot do those at this time, but I have plenty of things that don’t cost too much! So, while I save up my money, I’m going to knock some of the things off that I can do! My first, comes from the Jim Carrey movie, called “Yes Man”. I’ve decided to say “yes” to everything for a week, just to see if it opens up my mind and helps me do more with my life, though, I feel that a week may be too short of time, and have decided to extend the period for a few extra days. So, I’m going two weeks to say yes to everything -starting today, and ending on the 16th-! Feeling pumped about this!
Now we finally have started working on “Legally Blonde” and I can already say this musical is so much fun! I have received the part of District Attorney Joyce Riley! We’ve already started working on the dances and I’m starring in the number as it is! I’m just so excited to be part of it.
It’s exam week this week, making my schedule even busier than it has been recently. I have just completed verbal testing for my third year Spanish class, I have to finish two take home exam papers, I have an essay to write, a Spanish exam, an anatomy exam, and then on to a new semester. Whew! Too much!!!
Well, that’s my week, not to mention track will be coming up soon and I have college started back up.
So, as classes go, mine are to die for! I started this week and love what I’m learning so far. Yesterday was General Psychology, with an amazing professor, a good friend in the class, and a pretty interesting subject, my Mondays and Wednesdays are looking good! Then, of course I have my online class -Anthropology-. This class seems like a good time, it’s been interesting so far, even if the course load is heavy. But, the professor is super friendly, it seems, and that just makes it all the better. And lastly, I have my Theatre Appreciation tonight! And what’s not to love about theatre?!?! So, all in all, this work load seems pretty doable!
Plus, another fun thing is that we are starting the spring musical at Oakridge. We are performing “Legally Blonde”! We had our workshop yesterday, today and tomorrow we have auditions, the cast list goes up, and I’m so excited to get started. I’m not going to try for a huge role, because of how busy I can get with classes, and track, and whatnot, but I am going to be up on that stage soon! Can’t wait!